Help students understand how the United States’ complex asylum process works. Invite them to consider the question, who has an obligation to asylum seekers?
Carol Anderson reflects on once vibrant neighborhoods and why they became places of poverty and crime. Lack of equal educational opportunities despite the Brown v. Board decision left people poorly prepared to face a changing economy.
On May 7th, 2007, the prosecution issued arrest warrants against Ahmad Harun, the Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs of Sudan, and Ali Kushayb, an alleged leader of the Janjaweed militia.Six months later the government of Sudan still adamantly refused to hand over the indicted men to face trial in the Hague. While the ICC has no authority to make arrests, ICC member nations do have the power to arrest individuals indicted by the ICC. Harun and Kushayb have remained in Sudan where they are safe from arrest. When Moreno-Ocampo presented his semi-annual report to the UN Security Council in December 2007, he argued passionately that these men need to be arrested to protect the victims of violence in Darfur and to send a signal to the Sudanese government that their crimes would not be tolerated by the international community.
The Reconstruction era was a pivotal moment in American history. Civil rights were set in motion as Americans grappled to rebuild after the division and trauma of the Civil War, raising essential questions about freedom and democracy.
Explore ways to bring World Refugee Day, observed each year on June 20, to the classroom, including new multimedia resources, strategies for understanding key terms and laws, and approaches to sparking reflection and discussion.
Scholars Timothy McCarthy and George Lipsitz discuss the connection between our responsibilities in the world today and two historical periods: the civil rights movement and the Reconstruction era.